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the koran on the 9/11 disaster day, worry about how this could effect safety concerns of our troops. we'll look ahead. and two big names are weighing in on the race for d.c. mayor. and could the end of big al haynesworth time in a redskins uniform be closer than we think. we'll break down the rumors of a possible trade coming up. fox 5 morning news at 7:00 starts right now. we'll look up to the skies. it's 7:00 on september 8th. another hot one as well. let's hold on to summer a little bit longer. it is wednesday morning, september 8th, 2010. good morning. i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm allison seymour. and there isn't even a game yet and there is already talk a
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trade. >> and that has dominated for the last couple of months. why shouldn't it continue. and tony perkins joins us with the weather, and more maybe? >> no. just the weather. good morning. a warmish start to the day. mid-70s. so warmer than yesterday. and it will be another warm day today before we get cooler air working in here. currently 74 degrees in washington. 74 up in baltimore. 71 at dulles airport. fredericksberg, virginia, 75 degrees. and in frederick, maryland, 78 degrees. we were tracking some showers to the west. you can see how that breaks up into our viewing area so not much happening out this. some of you might see a brief sprinkle and that's a possibility but most of that has dissipated. here is your forecast for today. today is really a day of transition as a cold front begins to move through.
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don't really think of it as a cold front because it will still be warm today. 89 degrees. we have morning clouds. it will become sunny. winds shift out of the west at 15-20 miles per hour. 89 for the high. and then cooler air working in here tonight. i'll tell you more about that in a little bit. allison, back to you. >> tony, thank you. here is a traffic alert in northeast d.c. this morning. water across the street has eastern avenue at bladensberg shut down. police are hearing reports of basement flooded and there are five homes without water this morning. crews are working to fix a 16- inch water main break in the area. let's head to julie wright to see how this is impacting roads and around the area. >> good morning, allison. we do have this portion of eastern blocked off between rhode island and bladensberg road and you can see there is a lot of debris that needs to be
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cleaned up. but again rhode island is open and so does bladensberg and at 7:00 this morning they were scheduled to come back and do repaving at 410 at the bw parkway. the overnight construction cleared but again the contractors called us to say they will be back around 7:00 this morning to start the repaving process and so we're keeping an eye on that for you as well. this is a live picture from sky fox. i'm surprised to see this. traveling along 66, lanes are open. no problems to report continuing inbound leaving manassas. we've had slow traffic eastbound through manassas in towards fair oaks and more slow traffic approaching nutley street to the beltway. the beltway in virginia is slow leaving braddock up to 236 and again at 66. back inside, and showing you the outer loop of the beltway. no problems reported here as you leave 95 college park toward silver spring. all of the lanes are open. southbound along 95 we have delays from 212 beltsville to
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the beltway. and if you are making that trip in on 66 as we just mentioned, we do have delays from 50 to 123 and again at the beltway. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. our other breaking news story in southwest d.c. where police are dealing with a barricade situation. sarah simmons is on the scene with the latest details. >> reporter: i just got off the phone with the lieutenant from the metropolitan police department. he was giving me an update telling me about the barricade situation. it started at about 4:30 this morning. police were alerted by somebody on the street, somebody who lives nearby in the unit block of n. street and they saw a man holding a gun to a woman and saw them disappear inside of a home on n. street. now right now at this point they believe it's just a man and woman inside. they are not for sure. they are in the process of trying to talk to the man inside. i give you -- to give you an idea of where we are, we are in
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the shadow of nats ballpark. they are a large area blocked off with police. you can see they have tape up and around the area. but the big concern is a woman with her children that it appears they are going to school. that is their big concern. as folks are waking up, they are heading to school and work. they are asking people close to that area to stay in their homes if they can. be very cautious. they would rather people not be out and walking about. this is a large area blocked off, but it is the unit block of n. street southwest, close to nats ballpark. again they are in the process of trying to have some sort of communication with the man inside but at this point it appears two people involved, a man and woman, inside a home on n. street. we'll continue to follow it and bring you the latest. allison, back to you. >> sarah, thank you. our top story this morning, the white house trying to head off a florida pastor before he
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carries out the plan to burn korans this weekend. terry jones said he is moving forward with his international burn a carn -- koran day. doug luzader has more from capitol hill. >> reporter: the administration calls the idea of burning korans disgraceful but there is little anyone can do to stop it. we know where this will happen this weekend. and the man behind the effort is happy to say why. >> what we are aiming at is that radical element that we feel is much larger than our politicians want us to believe. >> reporter: pastor terry jones leads a small congregation in gainesville, florida. he's called to burn korans on 9/11 has garner add tension from troops in afghanistan. >> it puts our troops in harm's way and obviously that -- any
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type of activity like that, that puts our troops in harm's way, would put us aware. >> reporter: some gathered yesterday denounced the burning and hillary clinton weighed in last night. >> i am heartened by this disrespectful, disgraceful act that has come from leaders. >> reporter: but it is fueled by these. >> i am offended when they burn the bible or american flag but we've tried to make it clear in america we have freedom of religion and speech. >> reporter: and he plans to exercise that freedom on saturday. jobs said -- joaned said he has received more than 100 death
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threats. >> and general david patraeus said that burning the caron and the protest could endanger u.s. troops and we'll look at the impact on troops and their families in a few minutes. our big story this morning, just six days remain until the democratic primary that will decide the race for d.c. mayor. fenty has just picked up an endorsement from the washington post. last night two of the biggest support hes took -- supporters took to the air. >> in 2006, 65% of the people in the district of columbia didn't feel safe. they didn't feel safe in their homes, didn't feel safe on the street, didn't feel safe in their businesses and kids
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didn't feel safe in school. that was a survey done by 400 or 500 people. that's great, we'll make the market different to get people to participate in the neighborhood and they will feel safe and be safe, feel safe in their schools and businesses and churches. >> our children are happy, my parents are happy. my son just graduated from ballou. you couldn't walk the hallways of ballou. now the staff is happy and the children are happy and it sadens me on this misconceptions where we demonize. >> there is no republican challenger, that means whoever wins the primary has a lock on the general election. is the place for your complete coverage of the mayoral primary. you can find polling places and check out the debate between gray and fenty that we had here
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on fox 5 morning news and watch last night's exchange between marion barry and ron moat. barack obama travels to ohio today where he'll lay out another part of his plan for economic recovery. he's expected to tell the crowd in cleveland that he'll allow businesses to write off 100% of spending on equipment through next year. it's a process that normally takes years. this is on top of a proposed $50 billion bill. so will the speech be enough? republican candidates making big strides across the country. we'll get a bipartisan view of this with jim and peter later this hour. also coming up on fox 5 morning news, flames rip through three different neighborhoods in detroit damaging two dozen homes. what investigators are saying helped to aid the flames coming up. and as we head to break, a live look outside. we have the latest traffic and
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we'll update your forecast with tony. time now is 7:10 on wednesday morning, 74 degrees. today is the day i double down.
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it's 7:14 now as we take a look outside. nice start to the day. a lot of blue skies above the cloud cover. it's warm out there again on this september 8th. >> 74 degrees. >> and humidity is not too bad. we do have a lot of clouds around as you saw out there. but not a bad start to the day. another warm day, but breezy and with the wind shifting out of the west and as cooler temperatures make their way in here by tonight is what we're looking at. here is what is happening right now where the temperature does remain at reagan national at 74 degrees at this hour. relative humidity 68%. winds out of the south at 9
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miles per hour. your barometric pressure is steady at this point. here is a look at temperatures across the united states. and what we are seeing is temperatures -- it looks like our computer crashed, sorry about that folks. there is a look at the satellite radar for our -- for the nation. and what you see is the main area of rain is in texas and oklahoma. that from the remnants of tropical storm hermine. that precipitation could move in here by sunday where we could have clouds and rain storms and we'll keep an eye on that and see how it develops. we have clouds this morning, more sunshine later, breezy. high of 89 degrees. cool moving in tonight, 78 for the high tomorrow. and then overnight lows in the 50s thursday and friday night. look at how much cooler it will be, temperatures in the 70s,
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thursday and friday. saturday and sunday, low 80s. >> so now we're in the 70s? what in the world. >> for a couple of days. >> the way things are going, we might be right back up there. let's check in with julie wright. >> he says 70s and i go brrr. we were talking about this earlier. 410 at the baltimore washington parkway. and the contractor said they were going to come back at 7:00, and they are back. so they are tieing up a lane west and eastbound along 410 at the bw parkway and be prepared for those slowdowns. water main break between rhode island and bladensberg road, that is closed off because of the water main break and sarah simmons reporting live from the barricade that has n. street blocked off in south west. also half street, first street and second street have closured
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between n. and p. street. southbound 270 gridlocked out of germantown toward montrose road. outer loop of the beltway looking for rash at new hampshire avenue. whatever was there is cleared. outer loop slows from 95 to georgia avenue. in virginia, into the sunshine, 66 slowing at business 234 headed east, 7100 to fair oaks, 123 to the beltway. dulles toll road crash before the beltway cleared. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. more now on today's top story. despite warnings that his plans could put american troops in danger, a florida minister said he will go ahead with plans to burn copies of the koran, the muslim holy book. what do the families of troops in harm's way feel about the situation. joining us now is eric eversole with military rights and eric, thank you for being here this
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morning. let's get to the heart of it. if they burn these copies, will that put american troops in danger? >> i think we have to make that assessment. general patraeus has analyzed the evidence before him, he's been in the region for a long period of time now and he is determined that this action is going to put american lives in jeopardy and more importantly, it could impact his mission and america's mission in afghanistan. >> surprising at all that a sitting general would call them out like this and make a big deal about this? >> it's truly remarkable. we have to put this in context because general patraeus is working around the clock for one singular mission and that is to win the war in afghanistan and with the least cost to american lives and for him to speak out on this issue, it should really tell americans how delicate the situation is and how the actions of one
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person can really impact our missions overseas. >> a lot of time we put the focus on what is happening here because it's easier for us to understand than to see from afar or from a different point of view. we realize in this country this is a small church organization of some 50 people apparently that has their extreme beliefs. they feel this is what they need to do. but if we put ourselves in the shoes of those overseas and those in afghanistan perhaps, do they see it the same way or do they just look at this as america is doing this, not a small group of people in rural florida? >> it all depends on how it's used and i think that's what general patraeus was saying, it will be used as propaganda by the taliban and extremists over seas to recruit new people to harm americans. and so how these actions are perceived are depending on how the taliban and other extremist use them and in the past
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they've been effective to use them to bring more people to their cause and that's the real danger here. >> and you mentioned general patraeus and now we see more and more officials step in, including hillary clinton who made a statement about this last night. how much should the government say at this point? should they go ahead and try to enforce the actions of what is happening here in this country. >> i think -- i don't speak about the perspective from american service members. they fight and die to protect our freedoms. they understand that. and that includes mr. jones' first amendment rights. so they understand that and they raise their hand and swear to protect the constitution. and so they'll deal with the consequences and make the best of them over there. but what i will say is that mr. jones has to understand that his actions have consequences and those consequences could cause american lives and he
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needs to realize that before he decides to pursue this action. >> sometimes i think we live in a bit of a bubble and feel what we do here won't be noticed overseas or other places and i think we realize that is not the case when we saw them mr. burning mr. jones'efigy and other folks as far away as afghanistan have the same resources and the internet here as well. >> that's right. and some of the images you see coming back are from satellite dishes on top of houses. they are quickly becoming in tune with what is going on in the world and including the actions of mr. jones' obviously. >> and if he burns this, what do you think will happen? >> well again, i go back to general patraeus' comments and the concern here is that it will impact the mission, it
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will be used as a recruiting tool and it could cost more american lives and that is obviously the general's primary concern. >> eric eversole, thank you for joining us. we appreciate your insight. fire through two dozen homes in detroit. take a look at these pictures. this massive fire spread through three different neighborhoods in detroit. and now nine years after the 9/11 attack talk of progress being made at the world trader center. they vow to open the memorial by next year, the 10th anniversary. but replacing the building will take much longer than that. we'll take a closer look at the process coming up. and holly in adams morgan this morning with more on sunday's big event. it's now 7:22.  in case of everyday emergencies,
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strong winds helped to fan flames that swept through two dozen homes in detroit, michigan. this happened yesterday in three different neighborhoods. no reports of any injuries. investigators think some of the fires may have been caused by dead tree limbs falling on power lines. they have really high winds. more than 100,000 customers lost power when the winds topped 50 miles per hour. richard daley said he will not run for re-election next year. he's been the mayor of chicago since 1989. the news is fueling widespread speculation that rahm emanual will quit his present job and run for mayor of chicago. the former jet blue flight attendant whose famous exit from a plane made him a hero among disgrantled workers everywhere. he will undergo a mental
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back now at 7:30 with an update in southwest washington where police are dealing with a barricade on n. street, not far from national's ballpark. they received a call about a man holding a woman at gunpoint. no shots were fired. sarah simmons is on the scene and will have more in a few minutes with a live report. and tony joins us up here with the latest on the midday forecast -- is that it? right? i mean mid week. we don't do that show any more, story. >> if you only want me to give the forecast for the midday, sure. >> no. let's do the mid week.
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>> it will be broughter, folks. >> sorry. >> that's okay. a day of transition. a warm day but you'll feel breeziness and that will usher up cool temperatures for tonight and the rest of the week. temperatures in the 90s. yesterday it warmed up quite nicely. warmer than we thought it would be. well into the 90s. 94 degrees at reagan national. but that gave us our 61st day this year of a temperature of 90 or above. the warmest month was july when we had 29 days. the record was set in 1980 when we had 67 such days. 74 degrees right now in the district. 66 out in manassas. gaithersburg is at 72. fredericksberg, 74 degrees. and in baltimore, it is 73 degrees at this hour. now i mentioned the winds out of the south right now at about 9-10 miles per hour across washington. 8 mile-per-hour winds in
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baltimore. these are not particularly significant. the main thing that you want to know, number one, they are out of the south. number two, once the shift occurs, the front will come through. and as dry as it's been here, we have a fire watch in effect for much of the area because you could see problems, it would be easy for fires to develop and spread across the area. here is what we're looking at as far as the front goes. satellite, more clouds than during the last couple of days. a couple of showers popped up across the west and those have dissipated but we see moisture well south and west of the district that will not impact most of our viewers. forecast for washington for today looks like this: early clouds, afternoon sun, becoming breezy, winds out of the west 15-20 miles per hour and high today 89 degrees, that's above normal. tonight you'll feel the cool air work in. overnight lows in the 60s. tomorrow highs only in the upper 70s. same for friday. nice through saturday.
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sunday could be a problem. could see some showers, maybe some thunderstorms on sunday. we could use the rain however sunday is the big redskins kickoff at fedex field sunday night so we'll see how that develops. that's the weather. now let's go to julie wright for traffic. >> i think on monday morning there will be a lot of us rubbing our eyes. >> and crying, like you, cowboy fans. >> don't start that smack talk with me. we had an accident before montrose and that has cleared and traffic slowing out of germantown, father hurley toward the split. traveling westbound along veers million, a stalled car reported. and we have delays leaving randolph road toward four corners. outer loop is slow 95 to georgia. traveling 395 northbound leaving duke street toward the 14th street bridge. we have cock pets of congestion
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here. traffic slows again at pentagon across the potomac. no accidents to report in southeast washington. but in southwest, sarah simmons is reporting live from the barricade situation and you'll find a portion of n. street blocked off between south capital and first street and half streets blocked off between n. and p. streets. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. a big story we're following this morning, president barack obama makes a pitch today for tax breaks for businesses as a way of helping economic recovery. but the speech may not be enough to help democrats seeking re-election this fall. republican candidates are making big strides around the country. joining us now is democratic political strategist peter fenn. and republican strategist jim innocenzi. >> it's good to see you. >> and now unofficially summer is over so it's back to business. and today the president is set
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to make a big speech out of cleveland. peter, what do we expect today and will this make a difference for folks who think it's too much government spending? >> i think he'll do a couple of things, allison. first of all he'll call for small business tax cuts, making itpermanent. he wants a $35 billion loan program for small businesses that is working right now. and he's going to say look, it's time with the end of the bush tax cuts to reinstate those for the wealthy and those making over $250,000 a year. and the question is how much is he going to be able to get passed before the election and how much will help. some of us have a little bit different idea on the tax cuts which is to say to the republicans, look, let's do do it right now for the $1 million and over family and that's .2%
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or 15,000 households. that brings in 85% of the revenue that you get from the 250. that number is squishy. i would like to have jim and republicans voting for a million dollar tax break. >> well the whole time jim is saying it won't help. >> and the budget director just did a piece i think in the new york times yesterday that said what they ought to do is extend the bush tax cuts for two more years. clearly this is a political stunt driven by the dissatisfaction of the american public and voters with the president's performance. this is the summer of recovery and it didn't happen. and now they need to examble to save -- scramble to save some incumbents. one of the things you're seeing in poll after poll is america is supporting the republicans to run the country rather than
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the democrats. there is fire alarms going on in the white house and finally somebody woke up and did something. it's a nice ploy. it probably doesn't pass and we'll see what happens after that. >> and jim, the republicans are basically saying that the white house is missing the big picture here, people are tired of big spending and also dissatisfied with the policies of this administration. how many credence does that have? >> i think you're right. and part of this -- peter talks about the tax cuts but there is an additional mini stimulus in there. you don't have democrats echoing the word simulus, but another $50 billion being spent. the first stimulus hasn't been spent yet. at what point do we stop spending money we don't have, peter. >> the good thing is the republicans say let's do something. they offer nothing. >> let me just make this point. the fact of the matter is that the republicans are the do-
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nothing party. they are sitting and laying back thinking they will win in november. but when you win in november, what are you going to win? let me just finish this. this program that the president is putting forth created 3.3 million jobs -- or saves jobs of firefighters and police officers and that's the nonpartisan budget office that said that. it stopped the bleeding in the country. but the problem is we're not creating as many jobs as we should. eight months of private sector jobs. and so you have got to increase this this effort -- this effort to create jobs. >> why don't we extend the tax cuts. >> i'm for doing that personally. to make up a bill billion dollars -- a billion dollars, i
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can buy a lexus. >> at 50 grand you can't afford a new set of tires. [ overlapping speakers ] >> let me give you this. >> keep going. >> you have me wired up. >> okay. i'm going to cut you off on the coffee. >> you sure. i just had that cup. the tax break is $700 billion to spend on the small business. and it's 85% of the $600 billion, that's a lot of money. $600billion for small businesses, i'm for it. >> i am too. let's extend the tax cuts. >> i agree. >> and what we ought to do is cut some spending. >> i'm for that too. >> and if we were to freeze spending on the government employees' raises for 1 years that $30 million in saving. >> and i think we have to look at that and entitlement and
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defense spending. the secretary said we should cut $100 billion from defense -- allison, are we leaving you out. >> no. i just want to get to the washington post poll. and i'll ask you as we show some of the results, according to the leaders, heading into the final weeks behind their back. how how could this be different and don't you have to spend money, as the saying goes, to make money. >> sure. you have to spend money to make money if you're a private account. but you don't do that when you are the federal government. remember, it's not their money, it's your money and peter's money and my money and your viewer's money. and when you build that up, you get to a point where you are spending more money on the interest of the debt than what you have. we have to stop this insanity. and this isn't just the
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republicans -- the democrats. the republicans also. >> they say a 52% approval rating for the president, peter. >> and this is tough stuff. and i will agree with jim on one aspect and that is we have to control spending and bring down the deficit. but it is very important to realize that when you have 9.6% unemployment or when ronald reagan was president 10% unemployment, and these are people not contributing to the economy in the united states. so the end-all, be-all is to make sure you can make sure you can bring down the jobless rate and have our folks paying taxes and then you don't have the deficit. because there is a little money going in. our argument is that we need to give these small business tax breaks, our argument was thank god $50 billion went in initially for the car companies for the loan which is getting back because we have not lost
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our manufacturing capacity and i think we have to do this same kind of thing with the $30 billion for the stimulus. >> and jim, the speech tonight will it change any minds or encourage anyone on the fence that is supporter. >> now you're looking at labor day. short of some miracle happening, the trend line is so bad for the democrats right now that i think that -- they're trying to give themselves an issue for the fall but i think as peter was saying, they're just trying to save as many incumbents as they can and right now it's not looking good for the democrats. >> it's tough out there. >> it's tough in this room. coming up next on fox 5 morning news -- thank you so much, gentlemen -- while world trade center site is slow, one
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this saturday will mark nine years since the attacks of 9/11 and there are talk -- there is talk rather of progress being made at the world trade center site where officials vow to open the memorial by next year. but replacing the buildings are going to take a lot longer than that. linda schmidt has more. >> let me just say, this shake means an awful lot, larry. we got a lot done. >> we did. >> reporter: this is not a familiar site. port authority director chris ward and 9/11 developer larry silverstein smiling at one
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another. now they are on the same page during the anniversary of 9/11. nine years after the terrorist attacks, the pronsterrous project at ground zero is still not complete and probably won't be for several more years. >> we now have a plan, we have a budget, we have the partners and we have the construction team to get it done. >> nine years is not unreasonable for something as complex commit -- as complex politically and financially and as complex from an engineering point of view. >> reporter: two 70-foot high steel columns known as the strident were installed in the 9/11 memorial museum. they were salvaged from the wreckage of the north tower. now the memorial is scheduled to be opened by the 10th anniversary next september. >> although we have had delayed and unfortunately we've had conflicts of opinion, we are now, we believe, on the road to
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a very great success. >> that was linda schmidt reporting. president obama will spend part of the 9/11 anniversary at the pentagon and joe biden will be in new york on saturday and the first lady will be in pennsylvania where flight 93 crashes in shanksville where she will join former first lady barbara bush. checking our sports headlines this morning, there are reports, we talked about it yesterday, that the redskins and titans could be in discussion about a trade for haynesworth. he played for the titans before he signed the $100 million deal with the skins. neither team commenting on the situation, even this morning. haynesworth status for sunday's opener versus the cowboys still in question, but leaning toward not starting. and more on sunday's big event with holly. >> reporter: we are having fun
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after four years, adrian fenty is now apologizing. he never apologized for giving control of $82 million in city contracts to his frat brothers. no apology for his secret trips and missed appearances,
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7:51. this sunday you could experience live music, dancing and art in adams morgan. >> which is really every day in adams morgan. >> pretty much. >> but holly is in the northwest neighborhood this morning with more on the 32nd annual adams morgan day. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. celebrate together not separately. that's what they say here in adams morgan. this is a global community of cultures and they are celebrating all that they are come sunday. they've been doing it 32 years. the longest running state street festival in d.c. susan joins me. >> great to be here. >> reporter: what a beautiful morning. it's been a couple of years since we've done this. remind everybody how this wonderful tradition got started. >> it's been going on since 1978 and it's an outgrowth of the mix of cultures here in adams morgan. and we like to call it a
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cultural arts extravaganza. we can show off our businesses with live music stages, four different ones, a dance plaza. it represents all genres, cultures. >> reporter: and we have several people that have come out here this morning and the artists have brought some of their work. how you have been able to maintain the festival to have it each and every year. >> it's a combination of keeping popular old stages and some new. we have a new jazz ge now that was started about two years ago. new this year, we have bike valet. we have to move with the times. we have a health pavilion, a green pavilion and a pet zone. >> reporter: well you clearly have the right formula. lisa, thank you so much. i want to check in with a few of the artists that came out this morning. tell me your name? >> kurt he is woody.
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>> reporter: i saw you doing some moves over there. tell me about your art. >> i call them quit paintings. it's like a quilt. i'm piecing together museum boards and using different kinds of paint and my work is about africa and african- american themes. >> reporter: are you ready to do the class again? >> yes, i am. >> reporter: he'll check in with another artist. >> my name is matt. >> reporter: and tell us about the community here. >> there is a strong community. a lot of us are showing down on belmont on sunday and we support each other and we share ideas about shows and artforms and we kind of help each other out all of the time. >> reporter: i want to get to as many of the artists as i k. you are one female artists out here. what is your name? >> patty durbin. >> reporter: and tell me what you like about the festival and the chance to exhibit your art. >> it's really diverse. the people walking the streets
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and enjoying each other and seeing what the artists put out and so it's fabulous. >> reporter: and your name? >> jean-free monse. >> reporter: and tell me what you do? >> i do a lot of nature, land escapes, but i tend to display washington, d.c. photography because that is what people buy. >> reporter: i hear that. thank you very much. and i want to come on over here and check in with tammy haze. curtis, come on over. i saw you do this as well. go ahead and get our class going again and tammy tell me about the new health pavilion. >> it is something more interactive. so instead of people just coming in and doing dancing and eating, we wanted to present a
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simulated gym. you'll have cycling, kettle balls, hi-low salsa, and come on down afterward and you can burn it off. >> reporter: and there you go. why do you think this needed to be a new addition to the festival. >> because fitness as we know, especially here in the nation's capital, is a hot topic. people here are over weight and we want to make it stand out. >> reporter: they are hot. you and your family can come and do the same thing at the adams morgan 18th street festival going on. and is our website and we have a link to theirs. coming up, we'll talk about the jazz oasis in the park. >> you guys win. you're my favorite group of the week. >> holly, you are dancing now.
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fox 15 staying on top of a developing story this morning. a barricade situation in d.c. that has police blocking off several blocks and telling residents to stay inside this morning. we're live on the scene. and then high school may have just started but now is the time to start prepping your freshman, sophomores and juniors and seniors for college. tips ahead for parents this hour. and cancer-free women are h decrease chances of ever developing the disease. we'll talk about that as well this morning. i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm allison seymour. we'll talk with a doctor about the pros and cons of that, what seems to be radical
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treatment or prevention of breast cancer. >> very common now. and we'll look at our forecast for this mid week. >> changes in the forecast. today is our day of transition. it will be another warm day. but today will actually usher in cooler air for the rest of this week. right now 74 degrees in the nation's capital. 73 in baltimore. ocean city, maryland, at 72. dulles, 71. winchester, virginia, 78 there. here is a look at the satellite radar for the region. we were tracking sprinkles and showers moving through but as we take a look at the radar, there is nothing showing up in the area at this hour. we had a couple of sprinkles off to the west with this front coming through. it's primarily drying out as it comes through. might someone see a shower or sprinkle? maybe. but nothing there now. afternoon sunshine becoming breezing. winds shift out of the west at 15-20. high today about 89 degrees. that's a quick look at the forecast.
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more is coming up in just a little bit. >> tony, thank you so much into and let's say good morning to julie wright. >> we've been talking about road work as a result of a water main break at the bw parkway. the repaving is take place right now and sarah simmons has been reporting live from the berra kid -- berra cade situation and we'll find closures along 1st and 2nd streets between n. and t. street so keep that in mind. out on the roads, lanes are open but the pace is slow on 270, delays from 121 out of clarksburg down toward the lane divide before the pace improves. crash northbound at 28 tieing up the left lane. it's also important to note a slow exit off of 270 to merge with the beltway and toward navy med. all lanes there are open. pentagon crossing over the 14th street bridge where all lanes
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are open. and this is the inbound stretch of the dulles toll road. again, a change in the traffic pattern now that everybody is back to school and back home from vacation. we're seeing the delays from 28 toward the beltway. earlier crash before the toll road has cleared. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. more now on the water main break that has bladensberg road shut down. the basement in one nearby home was flooded. the broken water main is said to be 16 inches in diameter. more now on the developing story that has the six-block area shut down around n. street in southwest. sarah simmons is live at the scene with the details now. sarah, good morning. >> reporter: well good morning, steve and allison. police still have the area shut down this morning. from what we know right now, they are still trying to get into contact with a man who police say is holding a woman at gunpoint. this all started at about 4:30
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this morning here. it was on the unit block of n. street. police were alerted they say to somebody on n. street, and about a man holding a gun to a woman and then went inside a home on n. street. at this point we don't have a description of the suspect, we don't know who he is. police are still trying to figure out exactly how this all started. now the big concern also this morning, besides that woman's safety, is the fact that there have been a lot of people in the neighborhood needing to get to school or work. and i talked with folks this morning who were very frustrated and just trying to get inside the neighborhood. take a listen. >> terrible. i'm like, we're trying to get the kids to school and all of a sudden they're saying, the man has got the lady host anl and not letting her go for anything. and i'm like okay, the buses have to come through. we have to take alternate routes to get to work and
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school. that means we're going to be late. >> reporter: now of course police are very concerned about people's safety. that's the number one priority. i do know police are telling me they have been trying to escort folks out of the neighborhood. anybody that lives on n. street where this incident is occurring, police have been able to try to get some people escorted out of the neighborhood through an alley in that location but anybody else they are telling them to stay put. again, they say one man holding a woman at gunpoint. that's all we know at this point. they're in the process of trying to communicate with the person and find out exactly what happened. but of course we'll continue to follow this and bring you the very latest. that's it here from southwest, sarah simmons. back to you. fairfax county police are investigating a sex assault that happened at a bus stop overnight. they say someone out for a jog found the victim at bus stop on
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franconia road and la vista drive in alexandria. the victim was taken to the hospital. police are now canvassing the area searching for the suspect. steve. pressure continues to rise on the florida pastor who is planning to burn copies of the -- koran. he wants to do this on saturday. now the government is turning up the heat on the small church. ainsley earhart has the latest. >> i see it as a sign of -- terror. >> we are sending the message that we can go beyond talk. if you push us too far, we can go beyond talk. there is a time the talk is over, there is a time we must stand up and battle. >> reporter: a pastor is getting heat from all sides over his weekend plans for an organized burn. >> a pastor down in gainesville, florida, plans to
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burn the holy koran on 9/11. this is a disrespectful, disgraceful act. >> these actions, if they take place, we hope they don't, will feed radicalism. >> reporter: general patraeus said the pastor's acts coulden danger troops in afghanistan and -- could endanger troops in afghanistan and elsewhere. >> because of this one person -- one person died, but at the same time, we do not feel responsible for that. we are not promoting that. >> all he's going to do is add more division between muslims and christians when we should by sitting -- be sitting down at the table. >> reporter: jones said he can set fire to the book. leaders met with eric holder. >> violence will not be tolerated and those engaged in such activities will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
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no one should have to live or pray in fear. >> reporter: the pastor said he's been getting death threats. and supporters are mailing books to his church to be incinerated in the fire. ainsley earhart, fox news. and coming up we'll talk with an islamic official about how this is related to those around the world. and the president will spend part of the 9th anniversary of the attacks at the pentagon. joe biden will travel to north carolina and first lady michelle obama will join barbara bush in shanksville, pennsylvania, all to mark the crash of united flight 93. new at 8:00, we're looking at bp's report out on the oil disaster. they say many companies and work teams contributed to the accident back in april that led to the massive oil spill. now while the company is taking
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some responsibility, it's also putting blame on others. there is a link on the website to the 193 page internal report just released this morning. booster seats put to the test. find out how they are getting the grade. >> only a few get the top grade. and high school may have just started but now is the time to start shmpp, sophomore, and juniors and seniors as well. tips for parents when we come back.  well, i love a deal on a designer bag as much as the next girl! love! i love love love! as a buyer for t.j.maxx, i'm always on the hunt. i check out the shows. i see what's happening on the street.
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75 degrees at 8:12. time for a look at stories making headlines this wednesday morning. a woman found dad and a man seriously injured at the apartment they shared in columbia, maryland. the victims were discovered after a fire broke out but police don't believe the fire killed the mother of four. they are looking into whether there was some kind of domestic dispute. six armed muggings and robberies around the university of maryland have neighborhoods and students on alert this morning and now several police
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departments are stepping up patrols, including prince george's police, park police and university police. montgomery county police are searching for a man that broke into a house in bethesda and stole handguns. police say three people were home when the suspect forced himself inside. no one was hurt but the man did get away with four guns. this morning the insurance institute for highway safety is out for booster seat grades and they say they have come a long way. >> top markets went to 71 of the booster seats. that's about 30%. last year only 15% of the seats tested got a good grade. if would you like to see the best and worst booster seats go to and click on web links. 8:13 right now and we join tony for weather and a little booster right now. >> things get more exciting at the top of the morning. >> the booster of the day, also known as the my first 5 photo of the day. it's that time of day.
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let's take a look. we have a photo this morning of zira. >> i think it's zira. >> but it also looks like zi- ra. >> from now on, send in a pronunciation for your child's name. >> i call her princess. >> can we just focus on the picture. >> she's adorable. >> you guys are fighting a battle when we're supposed to be looking at this precious little one. >> we're trying to get both names in so nobody gets upset. >> she just turned 5-month-olds and she is precious. she is adorable. we're told she loves watching the judge shows on tv, especially judge mathis, well now we know who the audience is for those shows. to send us your pictures go to >> i love judge mathis as well. >> you're like a 5-month-old right now. >> i just want you to focus on her cheeks again for a second.
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>> we'll have this picture again tomorrow. >> it's giving her much more time. >> thank you very much for sending in your picture. to send in your picture go to and click on the appropriate link. here is a look at the weather conditions around the region. current temperatures look like this: we are now up to 75 degrees here in the district. across the region, you'll see the warmer air down to the south where temperatures are in the 70s. north and west, behind the cold front, that's where your temperatures are in the 60s, indeed in the 50s in some locations. 55 in columbus, look at how hold it is in chicago. 51 degrees there. here is a look at the surface map. here is the cause of the cold front. that comes through here today. it always takes a long time today. cool air will infiltrate the area so today will be another warm day. and then tonight cooler air works it's way in. sunny with highs only in the
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upper 70s. five-day forecast, high today about 89, morning clouds, more sunshine later. becoming breezy. tomorrow and thursday -- i mean tomorrow is thursday. tomorrow and friday, temperatures in the upper 70s. very nice. overnight lows in the 50s. saturday looks nice. sunday maybe some clouds and maybe some thunderstorms. that's a look at weather. now for an update on traffic let's go to julie wright. authorities are checking for a crash on the beltway near university boulevard. outer loop jammed up leaving college park all the way around toward georgia avenue. 29 north of prelewd is where there was the crash possibility northbound side with only one lane getting through. southbound jammed up. 270 on the brakes and clarksberg down to the exit for the inner loop. inbound on 66, delays between the two interchanges in manassas, centreville and leaving 7100 to 123 and nutley street to the beltway. the toll road is jammed up leaving 28 inbound toward the
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main toll plaza. delays on route 7 from sterling, and also 29 stacking up to 234. it is slow up liberia up toward 66. and downtown sarah simmons reporting downtown for the incident on n. street. and you can expect closures along hask and m. and p. streets. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. beginning of the school year is when parents need to start thinking about college for high school students. this morning dr. nicki washington, author of prepped for success talks about what students can do for each year of high school to help with the college application process. and the book is called prep for success. thank you for being with us. >> thank you for having me. >> a lot of high schools just started yesterday and you're saying already it's time to start focusing on college? >> absolutely. a big misconception for parents
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is that i have plenty of time, in 9th and 10th grade, i don't have to worry about college prep. but with more students graduating every year, it's important that students and parents begin as early as possible for this process. >> and we'll talk about that in a second, but if you are later in the process, don't think that we're months away from the school season doesn't mean you can put this off. >> give yourself room every year to cover the activities necessary for that year alone and that he build up to the senior year process. >> and for those of you who have students or if you are a student and we'll start with the freshman. if you are a senior, you still have some things to do. and if you are a freshman, in 9th grade, what do you look for as far as what you need to do to prepare for that age level? >> the freshman year is really
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about exposure, so participating in activities for different subjects, planning a course that will give them a trajectory in science and math for this start of the school year. >> and then we look at s.a.t. scores. >> sophomore year is a good time to start with that and start developing those relationships with mentors and counselors and teacher that's will assist you throughout the process. >> and you say it's a gym to start taking tests but you say if you take them early maybe that will give you a basis for later on. >> absolutely. it's good practice. and the p s.a.t. is good to have preparation before the required testing in the 11th grade. >> and moving on to 11th grade, we have to take it by the time we get to 11th grade but there is more we can do as we get
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closer to graduation with only a couple of years to go. >> a lot of different courses are taken. enroll in a.p. courses and prepare for the standardized tests and understand the financial aid options available to you and your student. >> they say you take your a.p. or p sat and this is everything you've worked for and now it's go-time. >> and you want to put those pieces together and the key with the senior year is to start early and talking about the generic application process and start early with your financial aid options making sure you complete the dc 1 app for d.c. residents. and i note to parents that it is important that those documents and your tax documents are returned because
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it is submitted on your income tax return. >> is there anybody there that said i didn't do that when my kids were in high school. what should they focus on? >> first understand it's never too late to begin. the key is planning now and so as you transition through christmas break and pick up in the spring semester, that you have more than enough time to cover any hiccups or bumps along the road. now as long as you start with the process, conversations with the counsel and student. >> and when should those decisions be made to have everything into place? not that we want to put this off, but how late should we go before we suggest this is what we want to do. >> i suggest they begin identifying schools they want to go to no later than december so the process can be completed around december to give you may room once january and february
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come. in the early spring, if there are any issues or resubmission, you can take it again, including the standardized tests. >> dr. nicki washington, appreciate you being here this morning. >> thank you. it is 75 degrees on this wednesday morning and there is a new report out that said the potomac is cleaner today than in decades. i closer look when we come back. and then we'll check in with holly who is getting a preview of today's adams morgan day parade. stay tuned. we'll have more.  winning is my favorite thing.
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pardon the pun, but a mixed bag in the effort to clean up the anacostia river, the bag tax went into effect nine months ago. there are visibly less bags in the water but still plenty of other garbage and environmental groups haven't seen a dime of the $1 million collected for the tax so far. >> i was shocked to find out there is a noticeable
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difference in this year but there is still a lot of material out there. plastics are a huge problem. >> there is a million dollars that could go to projects we could start tomorrow. >> we're still early. we're only, what, 9 months into implementation and it's starting to have a substantial impact and now we need to work on granting proposals. environment group anacostia river keepers are worried about industrial sites that have resulted in six known toxic hot spots in the anacostia. encouraging news about the potomac. it is cleaner now than it's been since the 1950s. a new study found its largely due to upgrades at the sewage plant. under water grass beds have doubled in size in the last 20 years. the potomac is still full of other pollutants and the
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ecosystem has been scrambled by different species like that snake head fish. and wildfires in colorado where six tanker planes are now dropping fire materials on the flames. the fire has burned more than 11 square miles of boulder county and destroyed more than 50 homes. the the governor has -- the governor has declared a state of emergency and they are asking evacuees giving firefighters time to work. the fire may have started when a car crashed into a propane tank. this morning a small asteroid got close to earth, relatively speaking of course. another one is set to do the same later today. we'll have the details when we come back. and then miners trapped underground in chile yesterday watched a soccer game. how did they pull this off? coming up next at 8:27. ai-9
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flew past earth today. only visible through a telescope and nasa said they don't pose any danger but scientists say it's rare for two to fly by so close at the same time. it's a stark importance of monitoring things in space who spotted them on sunday morning. they said the first one was up to 65 feet in size. the second one was smaller and traveling over antarctica around 5:15 tonight. >> we'll have to amend the five- day forecast if it gets any closer. >> that's scary. tucker, it's foolishness that you speak. >> i think so. i'm not an asteroid expert. >> it's far away. 50,000 miles away. >> asteroids scare me. hollywood has made us afraid. let's get to it. temperatures right now in the
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70s. speaking of asteroids, here we go. 75 degrees at reagan national. 77 in leonardtown. 80 in winchester. and 79 in culpeper. not cooling off overnight. we have a cold front moving through as we speak, but temperatures up ahead of it with cloud cover holding up overnight. we'll be warm today but i think more comfortable than yesterday's 94. as our winds will pick up a little bit out of the west later today. a breezy afternoon, no doubt about it, but still a lot of sunshine in the forecast. winds are out of the south at 9 miles per hour. but they are shifting out to the west and again it is out of the west that the winds will come later today gusting to 25 miles per hour. so be ready for a breezy afternoon. other than that, bright sunshine expected. we have some clouds out there right now and a sprinkle or two earlier this morning. things are falling apart across the washington area as the funnel system fades off to the south and east. off to the north and west, cool temperatures. chicago 51 at this hour. and it is going to be cool around here as we get into thursday and friday with afternoon high temperatures
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after today in the 70s. all right, early clouds, afternoon sun. breezy at times. 89 degrees and winds gusting to 20 out of the west and a cool one tonight. overnight lows, check it out, back into the low 60s in town. 50s off to the north and west. fantastic couple of days. thursday and friday highs only in the 70s. our next chance for rain on sunday could be showers and thunderstorms. not great timing. we'll fine tune that as we get closer. we have a redskin game on sunday night. now let's get to traffic with julie wright. >> in riverdale, the crew is back in place doing some repaving. westbound side of the highway, own one lane open and eastbound getting by on the shoulders only at this time. eastern avenue still blocked off between rhode island and bladensberg because of that water main break. sunshine delays on 355 toward navy med. complicate the ride off the inner loop of the beltway. slow leaving 270 on to
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southbound 355 but all lanes are open. 270 slowly improving. still having delays from germantown toward the split. 29 at prelude the crash on the northbound side is out of the way and jammed up toward four corners. westbound 655 causing the backup from route 2. in virginia, 395 past edsel, it is heavy, slow and steady up to king street. traffic slows again at the pentagon over the 14th street bridge. delays off the toll road leaving 28 toward wolf trap with an earlier accident cleared. the georgetown pike shut down. fair likes slow into 123 and the beltway. that's a check of the fox 5 on- time traffic. the united states wants to hold the world cup soccer tournament and officials are hosting a international allegation from fifa and if all goes well the visitors could choose the united states to host either the 2018 or 2022 world cup. next hour we'll talk live
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with local organizers about bringing world cup soccer to the nation's capital. the 33 men trapped in a chilean mine for more than a month got a little treat yesterday. they were able to watch a soccer match between chile and the ukraine. a miniature projector snaked down and created on a wall 50 inches wide. it will be weeks or maybe even months before crews can get the miners out. so nasa is lending its information on how to survive in isolation. steve herrigan has more. >> eat, sleep and exercise if you want to survive. that's what four experts are advicing the 33 trapped miners in chile. the men were discovered alive 17 days after the copper and goldmine collapsed, each losing 22 pounds since then. more than a month has passed as they try to remain healthy more than 2,000 feet below the
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surface. >> this is a dynamic situation for a long period of time and i'm sure they'll have questions and want to bounce ideas off of us, some things we've learned. >> reporter: the miners were surviving on glucose tablets and high-protein milk but can now receive hot meals. authorities delivered food, water and medicine down through a grapefruit size hole. nasa suggested the men take vitamin d. and regulate sleep, work and recreation time. >> organization and focus is a big part of normality. it's a big part of social structure and community. >> reporter: days ago a big emotional boost for the trapped men. for the first time they were able to speak with families through closed circuit video conferencing. >> daddy, how are you? i love you dad. we are waiting for you here with a lot of kisses. >> i love you lots too. plenty of kisses for you. >> reporter: right now the government has three different plans with different kinds of
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drills to reach the miners. in a best case scenario, they will be free in two month's time. in miami, steve herrigan, fox news. 8:36 on this wednesday morning. a bomb threat scribbled on a bathroom mirror inside an airplane. details next. and our job of the day is in fort washington. they are looking for a fitness instructor and personal trainer. for more information on this and many others go to and click on the job shop tab on the top of our home page. 8:37. stick around. we'll be right back.
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frightening moments on board a thai flight from bangkok. it landed safe after a written bomb threat was found inside one of the restrooms. there were about 200 passengers and crew on board. they were all being interviewed by investigators. dom technicians found no -- bomb technicians found nothing on the plane. the flight attendant who
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left the plane will undergo a mental evaluation. he had a meltdown last month after arguing with a passenger. he grabbed a beer and slid down the plane's emergency slide, if you remember. he could get community service instead of jail time. a cruise ship hit rough waters. this closed circuit tv is aboard the pacific sun. look at this. the storm off the coast of new zealand -- this was back in 2008, but you can see how much the boat was rocking for the impact of the huge waves. passengers and tables and chairs all go flying around from one side of the room to another. dozens of people were hurt. the cruise line reportedly offered passengers a discount on the next cruise, if you want to get back on a ship after that. 8:41. it may seem drastic but it may be -- life-saving. >> cancer free women are
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ready made sweet moments in the refrigerated section the white house is on the defensive about a brand new rug in the oval office. we talked about this a couple of times. it was part of the room's recent makeover. over the weekend a washington post writer said that one of the quotes on the rug goes back to thomas parker but the rug attributes it to martin luther king, jr. robert king said that he did speak the words but he was inspired by parker. there was a dance party last night at the white house. it was in honor of judith jamison. she spent 20 years as a
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instructor at the dance theater in new york. well they say invitation is the sincerest form of flattery so lady gaga should love this story. our cameras caught dozens of fans heading into her concert last night dressed up in her most memorable costumes. >> are you going to say anything? >> i'm saying, steve chenevey went to the concert. >> and the people watching were as entertaining as the show itself. >> did you get involved in the side show, the acting? >> i watched it. >> lady gaga, no outfit. because it doesn't translate well to men. >> not to me at least. a lot of people were dressed up. >> was it a good show? >> yeah. >> she can swing, no doubt about that. >> that's true. the adams morgan day festival, the longest continuing festival in the district of columbia. >> holly is learning more about the event going on this sunday. holly, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it's a beautiful morning out here and we're excited about
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the event coming up this weekend. there are a lot of fall festivals in the area but this is one of the more vibrant ones going on and they've been doing it for a long time and this morning we have a group out here getting early morning practice in. this is tomas. and i want to call out claudia for one second. how are you? >> how are you? >> reporter: i'm doing well. tell us about your group. >> we were founded here in virginia in 2006. it's a bolivian folklore dance from bolivia and the dance symbolizes a fight between two tribes. hence the acrobatic jumps that we do so it's a very intense jumping that we do and choreography. >> reporter: and let's show you -- this is something you can do
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at the festival, you can get your picture taken. and hi, you're on tv. do you live in the neighborhood? >> london. >> reporter: well welcome to our vibrant n is called adams m >> i just love these buildings. we've never seen anything like this. >> reporter: never seen anything like it. and we have it right here in our backyard. and that's why families need to come out and be a part of this. look as they continue to dance to their cultural music and moves, and they will do that on sunday as well and they will interact and so come on out and take pictures too. that's just one side of what is going on with adam's morgan day. and then there is a side people look forward to as well and that is why pablo comes in with d.c. music entertainment. >> that's right. go to d.c. music and you can get more information on the festival.
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>> reporter: i have a better idea. go to and we'll link you to those. >> i like that. >> reporter: we all work together just like the community comes together to celebrate. and people love the two big music. >> we have latin music, we have the salsa music and then the jazz stage with john lee and the jolly brothers. so at this point, check it out. >> reporter: you love the websites. there is a lot of pressure when it comes to setting up the stages. those are iconic when this comes to the festival. so do you think you can deliver this year? >> that's what we do. special entertainment. we're experienced. we hope the weather will cooperate. >> reporter: i think it will. and let's take a listen and
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hear what you can see if you come on out. take it away, my friend. [ music ] ♪ >> reporter: from -- from our bolivian dancers to our friends from across the pond, the annual adams morgan day festival going on from noon until 7:00. and we'll continue to feature more of the highlights of what is happening here this weekend. back to you. >> holly, thank you so much. and i love the band too. well a health alert now that just might save your life but it is radical. some women at high risk of breast or ovarian cancer are opting to have healthy body parts removed to lessen chances
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to developing the disease later in life. joette joins us live to talk about the surgery and the outcomes. it is pretty radical, doctor. good morning. >> you know, it really is. but this is specially wouldn't for the women who carry the breast cancer -- this is specially for the women who carry the gene for breast cancer to help you make an important decision. >> this woman was treated with chemo and about to start radiation. months later she found out something. >> my dad had never had cancer but his mother, his grandmother and all of his aunts had breast cancer. >> reporter: pamela had a blood test and it turns out she was positive for the mutation, bumping her to get cancer in the other breast as high as 81%. her treatment plan changed. >> it was recommended that i have mastectomy rather than
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radiation. >> reporter: and now according to a new article, bracka positive women who had their breasts removed before developing cancer, didn't get it and they were less likely to develop ovary cancer. her doctor remembers the first time he removed a breast for cancer rather than treat it. >> the insurance company stalled us for months. >> reporter: and there wasn't cancer shown in the healthy breast but after it was removed, doctors found it just beginning to grow. >> it was a huge outpouring. as you can imagine. somebody so invested and so unsure of themselves, thinking what a great decision i made because now my life is saved. >> in my very small tumor had gone unchecked or just let my mammogram slip by, it was already in my limp nodes.
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>> reporter: pamela credits it to knower her family history -- to knowing her family history. and now pamela said she had oar overies removed -- her ovaries removed. and the surgery cost about $3,000. >> so pamela had the blood test and knew the family history and for the viewers out there who think that is this something i want to do. how easy is it to find out if you have this gene mutation. there is a test arailable that costs $3,000. you need to search your family history and see somewhere back -- this was her father's side of the family. no one in her father's family had cancer and she had to go back another generation to find out it was in her family. and talk to your family because it could be ovarian cancer. >> if you find out, doctor, how
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much greater is your cancer risk? >> it can be as high as 84%. i mean it's pretty high. so in these cases, these women have not developed breast cancer and opted to have their breasts and overies removed. here is the bad side. if you have the bracka gene, you're at risk for getting breast cancer. there are minimal tests, there could be a pelvic ultrasound or ca 125 but it is usually discovered very, very late. so there is concern about the women going on to remove the overies and they greatly reduced the risk but did not eliminate it completely. dr. jovenco.
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congratulations to oprah win free who was among this year's five kennedy center honorees. she will be honored along with paul mccarty, merle haggard, jerry herman and dancer bill t. jones, honored for their accomplishments at the kennedy center honors december 5th and that is broadcast televised on december 28th. that will do it for this hour. one more hour to go so we'll turn things over to tony and allison to take us up until 10:00. good morning. >> good morning, steve. thank you very much. here is what we're working on for the 9:00 hour. we continue to follow a
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developing story out of southwest d.c. this morning. a barricade situation has police blocking off several streets and telling residents to stay inside. we're live on the scene with the latest. plus bp has released a report outlining who is to blame for the deadly oil rig explosion that left oil gushing into the water for months. we'll check out that report in just a bit. and a while back we told you about the fried beer available at the texas state fair. well it was one of the many entries into the fried food competition. and we'll tell you who came out on top and talk about some of the more unusual entries in just a little bit. and there were many. >> will we talk about how you fry beer. >> i don't know about the specifics, but we'll tree. and tucker barnes as a look at the mid week forecast. >> allison, thank you very much. we have changes in the form of breezes and cooler temperatures on the wa

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